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go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody, it's wines day wednesday, december 26th, and hopefully you had yourself a merry little christmas. >> you know what, it's over. i can't believe it's over. >> it comes and it goes. >> just like that. >> the buildup's so big. i've always loved that song the most of all the pop carols around, "have yourself a merry little christmas." they are the sweetest ones, that's what i had.
how about you, hoda? >> great, great, great christmas. here's the thing, because it's falling on such a weird day, wednesday, a lot of people are realizing today they actually have to go back to work. today on wednesday. >> we're here! >> you have to go back to work and people make up excuses not to show up. they call in sick. >> or somebody else is sick. one worker said her dog was having a nervous breakdown. holidays are stressful. >> another said he was too upset after watching "the hunger games." >> another girl said she had her toe stuck in the faucet. that's a little kinky. >> little weird. employers do see an up tick in people calling in sick because it is around that time. you want to make it from christmas all the way to new years, but you can't. >> you wonder how many people have been partying a little too much. parties, golly day. >> and you're exhausted because you've had all your relatives. >> they can be exhausting, let's be honest. >> you know what you could use
today to do? >> this is genius. this what nameless loves to do. >> cleaning. >> day to clean. if you're not back at work in the work sense, workplace, then when our show is over, turn up the music, turn on the vacuum cleaner and 20 minutes of vacuuming burns 75 calories. >> that's about two bites of a snickers. 20 minutes of washing dishes by hand burns 52 calories. >> that surprises me. you don't go anywhere. you're standing at the sink. >> maybe this. see, see what i'm doing? >> last time you washed dishes was when? >> rinse and in the dishwasher. >> 20 minutes of washing, we said that. 20 minutes of mopping the floor burns 42. >> because you're pushing. >> that makes no sense, standing and washing dishes is ten calories more? than mopping the floor? >> you're right. we disagree with that. so there.
>> what are you going to do with all the extra wrapping paper that you didn't destroy? >> we have some terrific and wonderful -- >> you're going to be so happy. >> one of the things you could do is make ornaments for next year using your old paper. you know what we want, old ornament -- new ornaments made with old paper. >> how about that. >> that's what someone has created. >> you could also take it and make next year's christmas cards. piece of snowman, merry christmas. >> what says merry christmas like a frosty snowman? >> here's a wall hanging. roll it up in tiny tubes and turn it into a wall hanging. >> invite your neighbors over to see it. >> okay, wait. >> something for grandma! a frame. >> i drew a picture because we didn't have a photo. anyway, that's a frame. >> that's a bad man scaring a child. you could stuff your boots to keep them in shape all year. >> that's not a bad idea.
. use it to stuff your boots. >> did someone really do that? joanne. those are her boots. no one really does it. >> stuff your bra when you're packing. >> i have a question, who stuffs their bra when they are packing? >> teenagers. >> in your luggage? oh, so in your luggage so it stays perky. but why? >> i don't know one person in the world that does any of this, any of it. if you do, let us know. we're not judging, we're just surprised. for me, all i can do is get rid of it as fast as possible. >> throw it away. go back a little bit you guys, please, 4 million tons of gift wrap and shopping bags. annual trash pickup. >> don't you just recycle it? >> we're still picking up from hurricane sandy around here. there are piles of debris four stories high in some areas. >> you can recycle newspapers. i don't know why you couldn't recycle wrapping paper. >> you can.
>> what's the problem, then? there's no issue then, is there? >> why were we asked to say so? >> okay, what do you do, by the way, with gifts that you don't like? do you return them or do you feel guilty and don't return them? >> i'm one of those people that is just always grateful when anybody gives me something, they've gone to some expense, but if it's not something i can use, the last thing i want is a thing. i give it to somebody. >> give it away. >> i give it to somebody. i don't mean regifting, i have done that, but i've done that if there's something i think somebody else would like. say i get three barry manilow albums and i already have one of the barry manilow albums, i'll give the other two away to somebody who doesn't have it. >> if i get something and don't like it, i have it in my house and sometimes i give it away, sometimes i give it to the person who gave it to me later. you forget. you don't all the way remember. >> you got caught doing that
with dill. >> i did. tammie, really, i did? is it the bracelet? i did it with tammie. she never told me. >> that's bad. >> i gave you back your present, wow. >> you regifted a lot to all of us. >> you're busted. you are busted. that's funny. most of the returns and 10% of all gifts that are returned are clothing and shoes. >> i can see that. >> coming in second, toys and games, third is electronics. >> jewelry's last, it's sentimental. you try not to return it over there peanut gallery. >> if you don't like the necklace and give it to somebody that would be thrilled to have a necklace. what's wrong with that? >> nothing. >> if you plan on buying something for yourself instead, there's an item that offers a woman a sense of satisfaction, that's when you buy a handbag, a purse.
i guess it's because you use it every day, you see it every day, it's just an everyday item. other things you might use once a week or once a month. i get that. >> i like real estate better. nothing makes me happy like real estate. >> or a coat. a coat's another thing. you put it on every day. i have the same crummy coat. >> you really do. can i talk to you about that? it's bad. >> it's missing a button. >> the white one? >> i have, two the white and the black one. they are both awful. but i wear them every day. >> why don't we all sell that present that hoda has given all of us, regifted. we'll pool our cash and buy hoda a new coat. >> i know, that coat is nasty, you're right. okay, you're going to be spending a lot of time with your loved one. it's the holidays, christmas, new years. >> the guy you haven't seen for the last 11 months is in the house again, your husband. >> we have some ways, according to psychology.com, behaviors that will make you a happier couple. what's tip number one?
>> be best friends. have a best friend in your heart and bed. having one of those is the best part of a loving relationship. >> number two, be able to laugh at yourselves. >> laugh at your best friend. tip number three. >> be kind. >> kindness and courtesy are the most undervalued and underused human virtues. kindness can turn conflict into cooperation. >> this is when we read the prompter exactly. >> tip number four, be focused. your partner is there, pay attention to him. when he's talking, don't tune out, don't clean the room, listen to him, bonding, it's powerful. >> what do you do when your best friend can't hear? more and more, frank can't hear anything and i can't either. so we're best friends and we're talking, but we have no idea what we're saying to each other. that's the secret to happiness. you never get mad when they say something because you didn't hear it. >> that's a good one.
be demonstrative. you have to touch and hold each other's hand. see? look what we're doing. tip six through ten, be open to new ideas and experiences. camera two, be willing to look at things from another's perspective. >> be trustworthy, be available. >> be proactive. don't wait for things to go wrong before you make an effort to work on your relationships. >> just this discussion has made me happy. hasn't it, hoda? >> thank you, yes. thank you. all right, there's a tivo poll, would you rather give up tv for one month or have the in-laws stay for that same month. >> give up tv or have your in-laws stay. you're not going to believe this. more than half people said they'd rather have their in-laws stay in their house than give up tv for one month. yeah, don't want to give up tv for an entire month. >> i just watch news. you can get news the other ways. both my in-laws are dead.
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...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. the always affable and adorable actress valerie bertinelli plays melanie on tv land's "hot in cleveland." >> along with the fun she's having with her co-stars, she's also sharing some funny moments with a very, very special guest star. take a look. >> besides, who could be unhappy surrounded by three gorgeous women? >> oh, that's sweet, but there's four of us here. >> i know. you've got to do something about that hair. holy toledo!
it's a nest! >> oh, my gosh. welcome, welcome back. we all love him. he owes me big time. i got him that job. doggone it. >> he's playing a not-gay hairdresser, right? >> yes, alta's boyfriend but it's suspicious. we're very suspicious. >> well, pink is suspicious, it just is. >> he's funny, we all start talking like him when he's on. regis, good to have you here! so fun to have you here. look, it's reg! >> he only teases people he loves, you know, and he could go on forever. >> all the time. all i keep saying, how do you guys do this! i don't know how you memorize all these lines. he was spot on, he was fabulous. >> that's really good. he did a good job there. good, good. >> tell us about how your character evolved this season. >> i got a job and a boyfriend. really handsome boyfriend, jay harrington.
>> ooh! >> real life you're doing okay. >> real life i'm doing just fine. >> but your character on the show is -- >> i don't think anybody wants the characters to stay with anybody too long, although they did -- >> what's going on here? what's happening? >> that's my beau. >> wow. >> had you worked together before this? >> tough when your guy looks better topless than we do. >> it's bad. problem is he's 11, 12 years younger than me. i feel like i'm robbing the cradle. >> in real life? >> in real life. not on the show. >> you're not playing cougar thing? >> no, no, poor jay has to age up. >> talk about your real-life husband. >> there he is. say hi, tommy. >> how long have you been married? >> this new year's it will be two years but we've been together eight years. >> tell us your story. i met him through my brother, my brother's friend.
i found out he had four kids, i about [ bleep ] -- sorry, you can bleep that out, you want to do that again? i found out he had four kids, oh, my god, but i love his kids, they are terrific. >> you've got your wolfy. >> not really anymore. he's 21, he'll be 22 soon. he's got his own life going. >> they leave and rarely come home. >> they don't care about you any longer. all the time i put into raising him. >> he's quite the musician, isn't he? >> he's very good. i'm a little prejudiced, but i think other people do know how good he is, too. bass is his least best instrument. he's really great at guitar and drums mainly. >> obviously, his dad, eddie van halen, was always playing. >> he definitely has his dad's instinct. >> when did he pick up the guitar? >> ed would play the guitar on my belly when i was pregnant.
he's been listening to music ever since he was born. he would hang out with daddy in the studio and play uncle al's drum kit. >> they inhale it by osmosis. >> i think he does have that gift. i was around ed for 30 years and i can't play anything. i think it's an innately born gift. >> a lot of people associate you with all the weight you've lost over time. how was that struggle, how's it going, is it still a struggle? >> i think there are better days and there are worse days. i'm just not a naturally thin person, although i look at baby pictures, yeah, i guess i was, but i had a relationship with food that i didn't quite honor for a long time and now i do. i think that's really changed. the maintenance is the most challenging, i do believe. >> did you eat out of emotion before? >> absolutely. big emotional eater, and i still am but i catch myself sooner. i think i even said something to tom the other night, i need to go emotionally eat. honey, talking me off the cliff.
but sometimes i feel that's my only comfort, but i can't use food as comfort any longer. >> that's why you're drinking champagne. >> we love it. >> how is our betty? >> fabulous. i just saw her yesterday. of course, we go back to work -- i just -- >> having been on that show, i got to tell you, it is the most fun i've ever had on a sitcom. >> did you have fun? >> unbelievable. >> you were not there very long, if you had been there -- the whole week you would really see how much fun we've had. >> i know you ladies individually from everything else through the years, but to see those four ladies love one another, it's like hoda and i. real, real solid. >> you could tell. good luck. >> we love the show, love all of you guys, we love tom. catch "hot in cleveland" wednesdays. where? >> tv land, of course. get ready for the funny, offbeat photos that make you say what the what. yes, we're doing that segment. >> why are you doing that?
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it is time to take a look at all those photos that make you say what the what. >> sara has been just poring through them. takes her hours to go through three pictures. sara, what did you come up with? >> as i know you've looking forward to this segment, first photo from missouri. lee's summit counselling. if that doesn't work, low-cost spay and neuter. counseling is not going to smooth things over, neuter takes over. >> we kind of got it. >> that's a stretch. >> thank you for sending it in. >> emily smith from p birmingham, alabama submitted this photo. look at the girl in the dress with her leggings and this giraffe thought that might be her baby. >> look how cute that is. >> very cute, sara.
that made up for the last one. >> see if we can hold this. we're going. next up, a photo from washington, d.c. don't drink and sled. i don't even know why they need that, was mom coming on the sledding outing? i never had a problem at that young age. do you guys still sled? >> no. >> kathy? >> no, kathy fell asleep. kathy's asleep. >> are there more? >> nancy goodenow from oregon sent us this photo. it's crooked river, the acronym for the company is c.r.a.p. >> what does the company do? >> it's not crap. if you know what i mean. >> art? i cannot see. what? piping. it's not anything to do -- it's not -- >> maybe it is if it's piping. >> no, but could you imagine saying crap? >> yes, i think it has something to do with it. >> no, it doesn't, it's piping.
not poopy piping. finally, eagle river, arkansas, submitted this photo. and hoda! >> oh, my god. >> it's electric. >> one more hair photo. >> if hoda had a baby. >> that's some crazy -- come on. >> that is crazy. >> she knows how you feel. >> she's precious. >> so crazy. if you have a photo -- i'm not even reading. you do it. >> if you've got a photo you think is worthy of what the what, and what photo isn't? submit it on our website. >> we'll put anything on tv. seriously. >> klgandhoda.com. all right, how much do you know about the new year? i'm going to take one more trip over to the nbc experience -- something over there. and different ways to wear a sweatshirt. it will be sexy, knowing jill. >> of course, it will. and a classic italian dish that's simple to make and
and we are back on this wines day wednesday with more of "today." we're ready to play our weekly trivia game called "who knew." new years is just a few days away. we want to make sure you are ready for the party before the clock strikes midnight. kathie lee is ready to hand out $100 to those who get the answers right, and to those who don't, they get a kathie lee cd. everybody's a winner. helping me out in the studio is e. news correspondent alicia coral. hey, girl. >> let's do this. >> where are you from? >> traverse city, michigan. >> how many were estimated to be in times square last new year's eve? 50,000, 500,000, 1 million, 1 billion?
>> 1 billion. >> you can enjoy the cd. >> the correct answer, 1 million. >> 1 million. the first new years held in times square was in 1904, the same year the subway started, so the tradition was born. all those people came to times square. i've done it once on times square, it's crazy. >> i'm doing it this year, i'm scared. >> memphis. >> which new year's ball drop has never existed, the peach drop, hershey's kiss raise, pine cone drop, the boiled peanut drop? >> c, the pine cone? >> that happened. by the way, no cheating, people, i mean it. >> the pine cone drop did happen. the correct answer is, "d," the boiled peanut drop. >> only two years the ball didn't drop, 1942 and 1943 to observe wartime blackouts. >> otherwise it's always happened. >> always going to happen.
>> back across to kath. >> where are you from? >> virginia beach, virginia. >> i love virginia beach. name this traditional new year's song. ♪ >> love, love, love the song auld lang syne. beautiful. >> it was a poem written in 1788. it was scottish and came over to the u.s. and we started using it in the 1920s and now it's a tradition. >> so nostalgic. >> when you hear it it makes you feel warm and fuzzy. >> and happy. >> this lady is from boca raton where it's absolutely gorgeous, but in the star-studded cast of "new year's eve," who was in charge of making the ball drop? jessica biel, hillary swank, michelle pfeiffer? . >> hilary swank. >> yes. there you go. >> hilary swank. that was a fun movie. >> it was a fun movie. directed by gary marshall,
follow-up to "valentine's day." >> i don't remember the controversy of the ball drop. >> she was trying to get him. you liked the movie, a lot of critics slammed it. >> critics slam everything. >> it's what we do. >> back across. >> we enjoyed that. gary marshall, good guy. you're from dallas, right? >> yep. >> how much did last year's ball in times square weigh, 1,000 found, 5,050, 11,875 or 15,575? >> c? >> how do you know that? >> because it was heavy, i knew. >> because it was heavy she knew. the correct answer there 11,875 pounds. >> huge. 12 feet in diameter and lets off 16 million different colors. all those colors out there in times square. >> cool, fun to watch. i think we have time for another one. >> very cute guy from boston? >> boardman, ohio. >> boardman, he's so cute, i forgot. which traditionally is not a new year's ritual, midnight kiss, eating column collard greens,
eating black-eyed peas or eating raisins? >> eating raisins. >> he's smart, too. >> what are some of your traditions, what do you do? >> what are some of your traditions? >> on new year's eve? i don't know, i drink a lot. is that a tradition? >> i call my parents every year. black-eyed peas bring good luck. >> thanks. kathie lee is going to come back and we'll show you how to slip on a sweatshirt and make it look sexy right after this. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook.
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and it is time for today's style. with temperatures dropping, it's tempting to stay cozy in a sweatshirt all day long. according to jill martin, you can do that. >> yes, yes, yes. regardless of your age or style, jill is going to show you how you can wear the same gray sweatshirt with items you already own five different ways. >> is that true? >> let's see, jill.
>> i'm the obvious way, sporty spice, but this is a sweatshirt from american apparel that i own. $38. i thought i always like to be in it, how can i wear it different ways? so we took five women, things in their closet and added one statement piece. sharon stone 1996 and 1998 she wore the gap t-shirt and here the gap button down, how stunning. i'm going to challenge it with a sweatshirt. >> preppy with erica. >> erica, erica, hello? >> hello. >> maybe your name is not erica. >> this is preppy. this is with a j. crew button down underneath and paired with a pair of bright pants, you can even do it with jeans. this dresses it up a little bit. while still being casual but fun. >> that's the thing, they are not bulky or oversized, but still comfortable. >> thank you, erica, if that's your real name. >> let's see how we can diva this thing up with christina.
>> i love christina. she's a diva at heart, so we paired this with a faux fur vest and great leather pants, already in her wardrobe, but it's casual and dressy at the same time, which i love. >> i like that, very pretty. >> thank you. >> let's bring out stephanie. come on, stephanie. >> this is our rocker. take your leather jacket, pair it with a pencil skirt, great pair of tights. this is things a lot of people already have in their wardrobe. this is just another fun way to do that casual fancy look. >> cute. all right, thank you. >> all right, now let's bring it more conservative. oh, this is one of the twins. >> the twins. >> had a baby three months ago. >> oh, stop it! that's june. >> how are you? >> congratulations. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> this is an express suit, which i love, a button down underneath and just a sweatshirt.
not for a corporate setting. >> so chic. >> even with a pair of jeans. >> i love it all black like that. that's great looking. >> thank you, sweetie. >> thank you. bring out her twin sister, joy. >> so from work to play. >> bohemian. >> i like that off the shoulder. >> from work to play. i love this look and when i put this on, i would actually wear this. >> i can see this in the hamptons. >> to a holiday party. long, flowy skirt and great jewelry from bobble bar. all under $100. >> do we want it -- okay, just asking. i never know with jill. might be the new fashion thing. >> i think it depends on your company. i have to say, it depends on who you are with. >> looks great. >> looks fantastic. come on out, ladies. thank you guys. >> you want to stay cozy in your sweatshirt while cooking dinner tonight? >> scotto family is here with the ultimate comfort food, spaghetti, meatballs, and sausage right after this.
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and now on today's holiday kitchen, it's the simple dinner for the day after christmas. you made a big dinner last night and want something easy to make that you can plop it down for everyone to dig in. >> here to prepare spaghetti with the meatballs, mary ann, anthony. >> we've been waiting for you guys. >> we've been smelling this all morning. >> you're invited. >> what are we making? >> okay, we're doing spaghetti with tomato sauce with sausage and our own fabulous meatballs. >> your meatballs are crazy delish. >> you want to know how to begin this sauce, you saute your sausage, right? >> what kind of sausage do you use? >> we do some sweet and some with pepper, which is the hot.
but i like to do it brown, because if you don't saute it and you put it in the sauce, when you take it out, it's gray. i hate gray. >> i agree in a sweater, but not in my sausage, right? >> i hate the color gray. >> fifty shades of gray. >> that's different. >> did you read that book? >> i'm the only one in america who's not read it. >> if you're in the restaurant business, you have to read those books. >> nice, all right. what do you do with that? >> now we have the juices of the sausage. >> okay. >> and now we're going to do -- >> onions. ? can i have that prosciutto, please? this is italian ham. i need garlic. >> onions already precooked? >> i did it because i didn't know how much time you were going to give me. >> but you don't have to.
>> usually, you put it in now. can i have a little more oil? >> uh-huh, oil. >> thank you. because you see, this is from the sausage. >> what about this? >> a little wine, yeah. >> red cooking wine? >> that's good. >> okay. >> and we just -- >> little sauce. >> saute it down. and some pepper. and salt. >> okay. >> and then we do the star of the show. >> hoda could have done this, but that's okay. >> the star of the show are tomatoes. and it's imported tomatoes. >> of course, it is. come down here, we're making some meatballs. >> sausage already premade, the meatballs, you have to make. veal, beef, and pork. we're going to mix that together. everything needs to be cold. bowl needs to be cold, that's our tip. >> why? >> if it's not cold, it starts
to break down, the fats start to break down, not what you want to have. >> what's that? >> soaked day-old bread in milk. another tip. i caramelized some onions, actually, took them from my mother's onions earlier. parmesan cheese, provolone cheese, unbelievable, makes it so gooey at the end. little egg. you got the gist of this, right? >> yeah. >> garlic, parsley. mush it all together. >> look how big these are. >> those are quite the balls. >> can you feel that for a second? is that the size you'd like? if it is -- it's a little big. then you'll take a piece off, do you understand? >> mathematics. >> it's all about -- >> and physics. >> all about what you'd like. we brown these off now. >> come with me. >> wait, wait, two seconds. hold on. we have the pasta, yes? pasta is usually a wheat pasta. usually a hard pasta so it's not
problem when it's soft, soft is always mushy. that goes right in. >> right in. easy to serve. >> come on, what are we making? >> this meal cannot be completed without a little garlic bread. we know garlic is the italian perfume, so i've melted butter, because that makes everything taste better. i've added my garlic. now i'm going to do some parmesan cheese. we're going to mix this all together. >> okay. >> and now we're going to coat -- we have this nice crusty tuscan bread. we're going to brush it on really nicely. >> get it in the crevices. >> nice chunks of garlic, and we're going to bake it for about ten minutes or so. we want it to get nice and brown. >> depending on your oven. >> do you wrap it? >> we wrap it in this foil and we'll put it in at, like, 350. >> got it. >> ten minutes? >> ten minutes, you know, keep an eye on it.
>> little bit of it here. >> what is this drink down here, what is this crazy drink? >> this is from pinot. this is proseco and lemon sorbet. oh, my darling. >> indeed. >> pass one down. >> that's delicious. >> this is delicious. >> he'll like it, i think. >> it's a great way to end dinner. >> cheers! >> scottos! >> everybody's family. >> get the recipe on klgandhoda.com. we'll show you how to drop that baby weight from all of this and the baby too. with a lift from your little one. first, this is "today" on nbc.
and now on "get fit with kathie lee and hoda," working out with your baby. new parents are finding a new way to stay in shape with exercises that include their little bundle of joy. >> best of all, you can do it in your gym or comfort of your own home. jen is director of pilates in new york city. she's going to show you how to get a workout with your little one. >> you're saying it's how they should work out. >> no excuse at all with us. a good reason to work out and everybody wants to get back in shape after having their babies, and with us we've made it quite easy. >> the baby's like the weight? >> babies like the weight. they like being with mommy. >> sometimes the baby is the inspiration, like meredith here. >> look at her. pushups. okay, it's a way to keep your baby safe and give them a kiss too. >> yes. >> i can't take it.
>> sara, we didn't know you had a baby. >> stranger things have happened. >> part of the important thing is to make sure you're safe while doing it. >> most important thing. >> when we do it at the studio, we're on the pilates equipment, which is why we limit the age range. we only take babies up to the time they are roly poly. ty has actually graduated out of mommy and me now because he's more mobile. >> he's trying to get away. >> let's start with jenni. hi, jenni. she's doing an ab workout. >> these are baby abs. a pilates half rollback here, a scoop and lift. with george. he's having a rough day. >> done exercising for the day. >> you have a very cute little baby. he was not crying the whole time until the camera's on him. >> isn't that how it works? good way to work your trunk, too. >> working her obliques, doing a twist.
she's got him secured in front of her, he's not going anywhere. >> most of it is for the baby's safety. >> jenni, you've lost your baby weight already. >> trying. >> you look terrific. >> you look gorgeous. >> let's talk about meredith. she, again, is doing pushups. >> she's doing our baby pushups. ordinarily we'd have the baby on his back, you can coo at your baby, kiss their belly. >> he wants to get going, going to be a football player. >> sara is doing lunges with her little baby. >> these ones especially depending on the age of the baby. >> turn them, face the mom with the head supported when they are the tiny ones. >> don't worry, mom, i've got him. >> whose baby is that? >> not mine. i'm treating it like my own. >> jordan, one of our regulars. >> thank you. >> thanks, guys, thanks everybody. tomorrow our ambush makeovers and biggest mistake parents make. >> find out what happens when hoda and i try to text and drive. >> it